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Education of the Republic of Indonesia (No:21/E/KPT/2018).</p> https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/6117 Citation index analysis: a key or a trap? 2022-04-27T20:48:16+07:00 Agus Rizal Ardy Hariandy Hamid rizalhamid.urology@gmail.com <p>[No abstract available]</p> 2022-04-22T11:38:27+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Agus Rizal Ardy Hariandy Hamid https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/6199 The journey of policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia: a need of evidence-informed policy 2022-04-27T20:48:16+07:00 Akmal Taher aketaher@gmail.com <p>[No abstract available]</p> 2022-04-22T11:37:54+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Akmal Taher https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5870 Effect of immediate electrical stimulation in the distal segment of the nerve with Wallerian degeneration in rats with sciatic nerve injury 2022-05-20T10:45:26+07:00 Agus Roy Rusly Hariantana Hamid royruslyhamid@yahoo.com Sri Maliawan maliawans@yahoo.com Dewa Putu Gde Purwa Samatra purwa_samatra@unud.ac.id Nyoman Mantik Astawa mantik_astawa@unud.ac.id I Made Bakta bakta@unud.ac.id I Made Jawi made_jawi@yahoo.co.id Ida Bagus Putra Manuaba putramanuaba28@yahoo.com I Made Dewa Sukrama dewa_sukrama@yahoo.co.id David Sontani Perdanakusuma dperdanakusuma@fk.unair.ac.id <p><strong>BACKGROUND </strong>Electrical stimulation in the proximal segment is one of the modalities for peripheral nerve injury, although it is prone to cause excessive axonal sprouting growth in the proximal segment of the nerve. This study aimed to show that immediate electrical stimulation in the distal segment of the sciatic nerve in Wistar rats accelerated Wallerian degeneration by increasing the expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-10, and galectin-3/MAC-2 macrophages to avoid sprouting axons excessively in the proximal segment.</p> <p><strong>METHODS </strong>This was an experimental study using male Wistar rats (<em>Rattus norvegicus</em>) with a randomized post-test only control group design. The treatment group received immediate electrical stimulation (20 Hz, 2 mA, for 5 sec) to the distal nerve after sciatic nerve injury, while the control group received no treatment. After 3 days, tissue samples were extracted from the distal segment of the sciatic nerve to examine the level of TNF-α, IL-10, and galectin 3/Mac-2 macrophages using ELISA and from proximal nerves to histologically examine the sprouting axons.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS </strong>Rats in the treatment group had higher TNF-α (52.1 [10.32] <em>versus</em> 40.4 [17.71] pg/100 mg, <em>p</em> = 0.031) and higher IL-10 (918 [167.6] <em>versus</em> 759 [158.9] pg/ml, <em>p</em> = 0.010). Expression of galectin 3/Mac-2 macrophages was similar in both groups (465 [49.5] <em>versus</em> 444 [54.4] pg/100 mg, <em>p</em> = 0.247). The number of sprouting axons was lower in the treatment group (2 [IQR 1–2] <em>versus</em> 2.5 [IQR 2–3], <em>p</em> = 0.003).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS </strong>Immediate electrical stimulation in the distal segment of the sciatic nerve can accelerate nerve regeneration.</p> 2022-03-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Agus Roy Rusly Hariantana Hamid, Sri Maliawan, Dewa Putu Gde Purwa Samatra, Nyoman Mantik Astawa, I Made Bakta, I Made Jawi, Ida Bagus Putra Manuaba, I Made Dewa Sukrama, David Sontani Perdanakusuma https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5703 Zoom fatigue and its risk factors in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic 2022-05-20T10:52:37+07:00 Jonathan Salim dr.jonathan.salim.94@gmail.com Sutiono Tandy sutionotandy@gmail.com Jannatin Nisa Arnindita cha.arnindita@gmail.com Jacobus Jeno Wibisono jj_wibisono@yahoo.co.id Moses Rizky Haryanto mosesrizkyharyanto@gmail.com Maria Georgina Wibisono georginaw0411@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND </strong>Global nations have enforced strict health protocols because of the COVID-19’s high transmission, infectivity, and mortality. As shown by increased online learning and video conferencing, the employment and education sectors are shifting to home-based activities. Video conferencing as a communication medium has subtly led to zoom fatigue. This study aimed to analyze the risk factors of zoom fatigue for early prevention and treatment.</p> <p><strong>METHODS </strong>This cross-sectional study was conducted on 335 Indonesian university students selected by purposive sampling in July 2021. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire including online courses duration during the COVID-19 pandemic; Pittsburgh sleep quality index; depression, anxiety and stress scale-21; and zoom &amp; exhaustion fatigue (ZEF) scale through Google Form (Google LLC, USA) distributed via social media and student forums. Association and correlation tests were used, and the model was developed using linear regression.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS </strong>The respondents were aged 21.3 (1.8) years with 12.8 (5.1) months of online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic and a ZEF scale of 2.8 (0.9). Students with higher ZEF had irregular physical exercise, poorer sleep quality, longer video conferencing sessions, longer months of courses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and higher mental illness (i.e., stress, anxiety, and depression). Smoking negatively correlated with fatigue (<em>r</em> = −0.12). The model for ZEF showed good predictability for zoom fatigue (<em>p</em>&lt;0.001, <em>R</em><sup>2</sup> = 0.57).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS </strong>Daily exposure to video conferencing in educational settings throughout the pandemic has drastically increased zoom fatigue. The stakeholders must act immediately to minimize the risks while providing maximum benefits.</p> 2022-01-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jonathan Salim, Sutiono Tandy, Jannatin Nisa Arnindita, Jacobus Jeno Wibisono, Moses Rizky Haryanto, Maria Georgina Wibisono https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5754 Cardiac manifestations and diagnostic imaging in pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19: a systematic review 2022-05-20T10:59:19+07:00 Gilbert Sterling Octavius Sterlinggilbert613@hotmail.com Ricardo Tan ricardotan96@gmail.com Teodorus Alfons Pratama teodorus.Alfons@gmail.com Charista Lydia Budiputri charistalydia@gmail.com Fellisa Meliani fellisa123@gmail.com Rivaldo Steven Heriyanto raldostvn@gmail.com Rusli Muljadi ruslimuljadi@gmail.com Andry Juliansen dr.julian.sen@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Several studies have reported pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS) cases with their cardiac manifestations, but only few studies synthesize the cardiovascular characteristics in children with PIMS-TS. However, detecting cardiac abnormalities is crucial in improving patients' outcomes and reducing mortality. This review aimed to summarize the overall symptoms, laboratory, and workup findings in PIMS-TS patients, focusing on cardiovascular manifestations.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> We searched 4 medical databases (PubMed, Science Direct, Medline, and Scielo) and 4 preprint databases (Medrxiv, Research Square, SSRN, and Biorxiv). The literature search was done on November 8, 2021. All case reports, case series, cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, and possible clinical trials published from December 2020 onward that studied PIMS-TS on cardiac manifestation (aged 0–18 years) were included. Studies on multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, animal studies, and studies without full-text availability were excluded. This review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42021194468).</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> 59 studies were included with a total of 698 patients. The most common cardiovascular findings were the presence of cardiogenic shock (37%) and hypotension (8.5%). Almost all laboratory values were deranged. Cardiac computed tomography scan mostly showed normal results (56%), followed by cardiomegaly with pericardial effusion (14%). Electrocardiography showed normal findings (46%), ST-segment abnormalities (32%), and abnormal T wave (12%). Echocardiography findings showed left ventricle dysfunction (40.6%), which can be considered most significant, followed by pericardial effusion together with pericarditis (11.4%) and tricuspid regurgitation (6.9%).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> This review found various cardiac abnormalities that may develop during PIMS-TS. Due to these findings, we should be more vigilant and not underestimate the consequences in pediatric COVID-19 patients.</p> 2022-03-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Gilbert Sterling Octavius, Ricardo Tan, Teodorus Alfons Pratama, Charista Lydia Budiputri, Fellisa Meliani, Rivaldo Steven Heriyanto, Rusli Muljadi, Andry Juliansen https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5718 Ethicomedicolegal aspects of the COVID-19 health services in preparing regulations and intermediaries for clinical dispute resolution: a systematic review 2022-04-27T20:48:12+07:00 Agus Purwadianto apurwadianto@gmail.com Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto selalu_Ada_ade@yahoo.com Fitri Ambar Sari fitri_ambar@yahoo.com Roberia roberiy@gmail.com Uud Cahyono u.cahyo@gmail.com Yuli Budiningsih ybtjatur@yahooo.com Denys Putra Alim denys_lim@yahoo.com Nadia Ulfah Faddila nadiaulfahf@yahoo.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many medical, ethical, and medicolegal changes, including constant adjustments in service guidelines. Continuing to revise healthcare regulations and guidelines can potentially cause clinical disputes or medical negligence that require ethical and legal solutions. This study aimed to determine the ethical and medicolegal aspects of the potential factors that cause clinical disputes during the pandemic and provide anticipative solutions to national ethicomedicolegal policies.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> A systematic literature search in PubMed, ScienceDirect, ClinicalKey, and Google Scholar was performed using keywords “clinical dispute,” “ethics,” “medicolegal,” “ethicolegal,” and “COVID-19”. The inclusion criteria were articles that contained information on shortage, justice, ethical distribution in intensive care, the possibility of lawsuits and disputes among stakeholders during the pandemic, and stakeholders’ roles in managing the pandemic. Key evidence was analyzed and synthesized following national ethicomedicolegal policies.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> We identified 19 articles from the 4 databases. Based on the literature, the main ethicomedicolegal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic appears in 3 aspects: (1) a shortage of fair and ethical intensive care services with fair and ethical distribution efforts, (2) legal protection for medical personnel from legal charges while providing health services during the pandemic, and (3) the government’s role in managing the pandemic together with the stakeholders involved.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Ethicomedicolegal clinical dispute management and its norms require an update, especially when deciding the complexity of COVID-19 service standards. Ethicomedicolegal professionals are needed as intermediaries to manage cases of clinical disputes and to implement fair malpractice criteria in Indonesia.</p> 2022-04-22T11:49:21+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Agus Purwadianto, Ade Firmansyah Sugiharto, Fitri Ambar Sari, Roberia, Uud Cahyono, Yuli Budiningsih, Denys Putra Alim, Nadia Ulfah Faddila https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5864 Procalcitonin prognostic value in predicting mortality among adult patients with sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteria 2022-04-27T20:48:15+07:00 Bonita Effendi effendibonita@gmail.com Ceva Wicaksono Pitoyo cevawpitoyo@gmail.com Robert Sinto rsinto@yahoo.com Suhendro Suwarto suhendro.dr@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Gram-negative bacteremia was reported to have a high risk of septic shock and poor prognosis. This study aimed to evaluate the role of procalcitonin in predicting mortality in patients with sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteria.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> This was a retrospective cohort study performed based on medical records and sepsis registry of Tropical and Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. The inclusion criteria were patients aged ≥18 years diagnosed with sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteria based on blood culture on admission and hospitalized between March 2017 and October 2020. Data taken from medical records included subjects’ characteristics, laboratory parameters, and 28-day mortality outcomes during hospitalization. Receiver operating characteristic was used to determine the area under the curve (AUC) of procalcitonin and its accuracy.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> A total of 128 patients were eligible. The cumulative survival of patients with Gram-negative bacteremia was 48.4% (standard error 0.96%). The AUC of procalcitonin to predict mortality was 0.45 (95% confidence interval 0.36–0.54). <em>Escherichia coli</em> was the predominant microorganism in blood culture (n = 38, 29.7%).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Procalcitonin has a poor performance in predicting mortality of patients with sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteria.</p> 2022-04-22T11:47:14+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Bonita Effendi, Ceva Wicaksono Pitoyo, Robert Sinto, Suhendro Suwarto https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5820 Internet addiction and its association with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms among allied health students in Malaysia 2022-04-27T20:48:13+07:00 Nor Subhi Jaafar nsubhijh@gmail.com Idayu Badilla Idris dr_idayu@ppukm.ukm.edu.my Norfazilah Ahmad norfazilah@ppukm.ukm.edu.my Rozita Hod rozita.hod@ppukm.ukm.edu.my Baidi Baddiri baidibaddiri74@gmail.com Rafidah Hod rafidahhod@upm.edu.my <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Internet addiction (IA) is prone to be experienced by students and has become a major health concern. However, data on IA among allied health students are limited. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of IA and the association between mental health problems and IA among allied health students in Malaysia.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> A cross-sectional study was conducted from July to December 2021 in three government-funded allied health training institutes in Malaysia. A total of 265 allied health students undertaking a diploma in nursing, medical assistant training, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and diagnostic imaging were recruited using stratified random sampling. The Malay version of the IA test was used to measure IA, while depression, anxiety and stress scale-21 items were used to assess their mental health problems. A general linear model was used to analyze the association between IA scores and mental health problems.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> The prevalence of IA among allied health students was more than 80%, with 16.2% and 2.3% of them reporting moderate and severe IA, respectively. Higher depression (<em>p</em>&lt;0.001), anxiety (<em>p</em>&lt;0.001), and stress scores (<em>p</em> = 0.002) were associated with higher IA scores.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> There were significant associations between mental health problems and IA scores among allied health students. Future studies with rigorous scientific methods are necessary to explore mental health effects on IA. Early intervention is also needed to prevent mental health problems among allied health students to overcome the problem of IA.</p> 2022-04-22T11:48:43+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nor Subhi Jaafar, Idayu Badilla Idris, Norfazilah Ahmad, Rozita Hod, Baidi Baddiri, Rafidah Hod https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5863 Association of P-glycoprotein expression and response to anthracycline-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer 2022-04-27T20:48:14+07:00 Erwin Danil Yulian erwin.yulian@ui.ac.id Filipus Dasawala fdasawala@gmail.com Nurjati Chairani Siregar anisiregar@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) has been shown to improve the overall survival of locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) patients with pathological complete response. However, the efficacy may be reduced due to chemoresistance mediated by P-glycoprotein (Pgp). This study aimed to explore the association between Pgp expression and patients’ response to NACT.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> A prospective cohort study was carried out from May 2018 to October 2019 at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and Koja Hospital. Treatment-naïve LABC patients were consecutively enrolled in the study. Immunohistochemistry analysis of the biopsy samples was done to semi-quantitatively measure Pgp expression. The clinical response was evaluated after 3 cycles of NACT, while the pathological response was evaluated for subjects who underwent surgery post-NACT.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> Mean age of the subjects was 46.2 (9.6) years old, and most of the cases were invasive ductal (78%) and luminal B subtype (61%). Pgp was strongly expressed in 21/27 subjects (78%). There were no differences between Pgp-positive and -negative subjects for clinical response (relative risk [RR] 1.1, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.33–4.01, <em>p</em> = 0.61) and pathological response (RR 1.3, 95% CI 0.8–1.9, <em>p</em> = 0.22). Other clinicopathologic variables were not associated with either clinical or pathological responses.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> These results showed that Pgp is expressed in most LABC patients, but its role as a predictive factor could not be established. However, due to the limited subjects and a lack of standardized Pgp measurement, careful consideration must be done when interpreting these results.</p> 2022-04-22T11:47:57+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Erwin Danil Yulian, Filipus Dasawala, Nurjati Chairani Siregar https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5249 Management of bladder exstrophy in an adolescent girl: a case report 2022-05-20T14:23:18+07:00 Ni Made Putri Suastari putrisuastari@yahoo.co.id Ni Nyoman Margiani ninyomanmargiani@yahoo.co.id Kadek Budi Santosa busanbsa@gmail.com Dewa Gde Mahiswara dewa_rad@yahoo.co.id Firman Parulian Sitanggang firmandsr@yahoo.com I Wayan Yudiana yanyud@yahoo.com <p>Bladder exstrophy (BE) is a very rare congenital abnormality, especially in girls. We reported a 17-year-old girl with protruded bladder and urinary incontinence. Her vaginal orifice appeared stenotic and shifted anteriorly. She had an incomplete labia minora, short perineum, and anterior displacement of the anus. The pelvic radiography showed a pubic diastasis with a manta ray sign, and the ultrasonography examination showed a bicornuate uterus. She had undergone a functional reconstruction surgery with cystectomy, ileal conduit, appendectomy, and vaginoplasty along with the advancement of abdominal flap reconstruction with multiple Z-plasty. Functionally, she was able to urinate through the ileal conduit comfortably, had a regular menstrual cycle with minimal pain, had a wider vaginal canal, and had a smooth blood flow. Aesthetically, she had a good lower abdomen appearance, remained dry, and had an odorless urine. In clinical practice, this rare case report can provide additional knowledge and management of the same cases with effective results.</p> 2021-08-03T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Ni Made Putri Suastari, Ni Nyoman Margiani, Kadek Budi Santosa, Dewa Gde Mahiswara, Firman Parulian Sitanggang, I Wayan Yudiana https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5568 Preseptal cellulitis and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis complication in a patient with diabetes mellitus 2022-04-27T20:48:12+07:00 Sylves Patrick sylves@ums.edu.my Huwaina Abdul Satar huwainaabdulsatar@yahoo.com Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam hazabbah@usm.my <p>This was a rare case of preseptal cellulitis with an unexpected complication by cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. A 73-year-old woman with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus presented with a week history of swelling and redness on the left upper eyelid and right forehead, associated with poor oral intake, lethargy, and fever. She was generally lethargic with poor verbal response. She had cellulitis of the left upper eyelid and right forehead with the left upper eyelid necrosis. Computed tomography venography of the brain revealed thrombosis of the right transverse sinus, right sigmoid sinus, and right internal jugular vein. She later developed left upper eyelid and right forehead abscesses. Incision, drainage, and wound debridement were performed. She was treated with intravenous antibiotics and anticoagulant. After 1 week of treatment, the preseptal and forehead cellulitis had resolved. However, she passed away due to aspiration pneumonia with respiratory failure on day-13 of hospitalization.</p> 2022-04-22T11:50:29+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Sylves Patrick, Huwaina Abdul Satar, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/6066 Omicron surge and the future of COVID-19 vaccinations 2022-04-27T20:48:17+07:00 Erlina Burhan erlinaburhan1963@gmail.com Rizky Abi Rachmadi rizkyabirachmadi@gmail.com <p>The global surge of Omicron has caused significant concern. Omicron has caused new wave of infections in nations with adequate vaccine coverage. Omicron has around 30 mutations that are similar to the previous variant of concerns, possibly decreasing vaccine effectiveness (VE). Hence, the emergence of Omicron is predicted to be a significant public health challenge and may alter the future of COVID-19 vaccinations. Furthermore, other issues may affect vaccine policy in the future such as the never-ending vaccine inequity, waning immunity of current COVID-19 vaccines, decreasing VE against new emerging strains, and new findings regarding hybrid immunity. This literature review aimed to explore the possible steps forward using the most updated knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines and Omicron.</p> 2022-04-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Erlina Burhan, Rizky Abi Rachmadi https://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/6233 Front & Back Matter 2022-04-27T20:48:11+07:00 Medical Journal of Indonesia mjioffice01@gmail.com 2022-04-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c)